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Bracken Beating July Work Party

A showery afternoon on Sunday 3rd July saw the garden beating with activity once again. Quite literally, as the task of the day was to begin to beat back the bracken that has marched its way through the garden over the years. Not deterred by the showers, four volunteers rose to the challenge and what…

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We Need You: Make the Garden Rock!

Get crafty this summer and help us to make the walled garden rock! With the summer holidays here, we’re inviting you to get creative for Aros Park Walled Garden. Here’s how to get involved: Choose a stone Paint your pebble with a garden themed design, don’t forget to add varnish Bring your rock to create…

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Breaking Ground: The Wall Repair Begins!

The arrival of June has been greeted with excitement and anticipation at Aros Park Walled Garden, as it signals the month the restoration finally breaks ground, which has been several years of fundraising and planning in the making! Top of the agenda is protecting the beautiful lime mortar stone wall that surrounds the garden, but…

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An Eventful May and June

As the walled garden bursts back into life this spring and early summer, it’s been abuzz with activity too! Building on the success of our box cuttings work party at the beginning of May, find out what we have been up to this May and early June. Tree + Cake Aros Park Historic Walled Garden…

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Box Cuttings May Work Party

Sunday 8th May saw a group of 10 enthusiastic volunteers gather at the garden for a very exciting pursuit – preserving the heritage and legacy of the original box hedging that was rediscovered in the garden! Found beside the crumbling remains of what was once a greenhouse, way-marking the old pathway, the box hedging has…

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Community Feedback: The Vision to Restore the Garden

In the autumn this year, we invited community feedback for the vision to restore Aros Park Historic Walled Garden, via an article in Round and About, a survey and stall at the September Tobermory Producer’s Market, and a survey circulated online, so that local people could continue to shape the future of this wonderful space…

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Aros Park Walled Garden – November 2019

When does a garden become a garden? It’s a question that’s crossed our minds more than a few times this year, as we began work to clear the Aros Park Historic Walled Garden, paving the way for the big picture restoration to take place. There’s no disputing that decades ago, this garden was a hive…

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Aros Park Walled Garden – April 2019

This really is going to be one heck of a project. The progress we have made in the last few months has been really encouraging. For a start we now have permission from Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) to start work, plus they are very supportive in what we are doing and are willing to…

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Aros Park Walled Garden – May

In order for significant funding to be sourced for the garden restoration, the group needs to be fully constituted, and ideally to become a registered charity. Therefore, an application has been made to the Scottish Charities Regulator for the group to become a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO). This process can take a while, but…